Stampin’ Pretty Patterns

Stampin up henry davidBlack and White.  Crisp and dramatic.  It makes such a simple statement and takes the guesswork out of color choices.  It always works.  This card is for my niece, her husband and their 2 year old son, Henry David (hence the quote and namesake author in the sentiment), who just purchased their first home.  She's very chic so I thought this would be a good fit.

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This card begins with the medallion stamp from Boho Backgrounds.  It's inked in Versamark, stamped and heat embossed with black embossing powder for a glorious shine.  Each image is snapped out with a 1 3/8" Circle Punch and layered on a 1 3/8" Square (using a matching punch) of Basic Black Textured card stock and a 1 1/2" Square (using a paper cutter and just measuring each side). 

A tearing strip was used to create the distressed edge of the Basic Black and really stands out against the Whisper White layer below.  I inked the sentiment from Art of Life (retired) and again heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder.  To add some razzmatazz, the corners received a few bites with a Ticket Corner Punch and some 3-D arrived with the addition of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Note:  Stampin' Up!'s retired stamp date has been moved up to June 15.

Stamp Set:  Boho Backgrounds, Art of Life
Paper:  Basic Black Textured, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark
Cool Tools:  Tearing Strip, Heat Tool, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
The Perfect Touch:  Black Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. This is fabulous. I absolutely love black and white cards. It is very chic looking. Joan

  2. I love bright colors, but black and white is always beautiful together and your layout makes it even more so! Love the sentiment!


  3. Catherine Kraft

    I love your black and white card. Quite simple and yet very elegant.

    Catherine Kraft
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  4. Stunning Mary! I love black & white cards. There is just something about it.

    Have a great day!

  5. cool!! love the embossed images…so much attention to detail!:) love it! i haven’t been able to spend near the time i’d like to on the computer lately..but i’ve been checking your creations….love them!! keep up the brilliant work woman!!

  6. Grace Lange-Way

    Black and white cards are one of my favorites, especially when using black embossing powder for that shine. I don’t often think of stamping and image and then using a punch to cut it out. Thanks for the reminder. Stamping has so many techniques that it’s hard to remember them all. Great card – thanks again Mary.

  7. your card is lovely.

  8. colleen kramer

    Love it! It all works—so elegant, yet not too stuffy. Another great “can be used for any occasion” card.

  9. This is so pretty!!! I got this set and after that I didn’t know what to do with it, now I have a card to case, can I?

    Have a blessed night

  10. I love the way you used something so simple but made it look so good.

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